It’s taken well until Blog Year Seven, but it finally happened: some malware managed to worm its way into averyfineline, necessitating a take-down of the site for several hours. Particularly, if you happened to visit between roughly 4 and 5 p.m. EDT yesterday, you may have experienced some weirdness, ranging from a guardian alert about malware files, to …. well, worse. My apologies.

I think our crack team of internet security specialists (basically me, the dog, and this other guy … all the interns are long gone for Christmas break of course) has identified the problem (bless you, dear M!), but one can never be entirely sure about this stuff. Which is to say, if you have connectivity issues with the site in the coming days, please be patient and know that we’re working on it.

In the meantime, there are a lot of smart folks out there among you, so feel free to chime in if you think what you experienced on your end might illuminate the issue at all.

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  1. quartet-man wrote:

    That confirms my belief and answered my question. :)

    It looks like my Malwarebytes’ paid version did its job. The page would partially load and it stopped it every time. Then I got your message about maintenance later in the evening.

  2. Hummingbird wrote:

    Thanks for the info. It caught me by surprise, but everything seems to be operating correctly. My computer wouldn’t load this site page at all and was redirected to some other page and tried to take over the browser, but my software locked it up and threw away the key. :)

  3. Kyle wrote:

    And you thought you had trouble when you were just making fun of singers….now you’re sabotaging their computers!! How will they ever be able to run their auto-tune plugin????

  4. Irishlad wrote:

    Chime chime chime chime…

  5. Irishlad wrote:

    Sorry ’bout that, last logged on wed about 20.00hrs GMT and it said site “under construction”,but working ok to-day.

  6. matureman wrote:

    matureman wrote:

    Merry Christmas and a blessed New year, Doug.

    You have unselfishly given a lot of time and effort to this blog for a number of years. All of us who come here to enjoy some laughter and excellent writing about this music we love, owe you and the interns a great deal. Coming here is like visiting an old friend.

    Thank you, my friend.

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